Five-Year-Old Tests Positive for Cocaine in CA

By Desiree Bowie 10/03/14

The child's parents were on the way to a drug deal when police found a half-pound of cocaine right next to him.

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Marco Cuevas, 31, and his wife were arrested Friday in Moorpark, Calif., after a long investigation by the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit. Officers made the arrest after the Ventura County Sheriff's Office witnessed him allegedly selling cocaine.

The cocaine in the vehicle was found in the back seat near his 5-year-old son. A preliminary test came back positive for cocaine in the boy’s system, the release stated. Police decided to give the child a drug test after finding him seated next to the half-pound bag of cocaine.

The family was on their way to a drug deal when the police stopped them. Upon their arrest, police discovered that Cuevas was carrying another couple ounces of cocaine, and his wife had $10,000 in drug money. Investigators served the couple a warrant on their house where they uncovered a stockpile of drugs and weapons.

During a search of the couple’s home in the 13300 block of Berg Street, detectives found several pounds of marijuana, hundreds of prescription pills, $75,000 in cash, 16 guns, and nearly 3000 rounds of ammunition.

Child Protective Services now has full custody of the children, KTLA reported. Marco Cuevas, a felon who allegedly used a network of teens and young adults to sell his illicit wares, faces numerous charges, including child endangerment, conspiracy to sell cocaine, and multiple weapons violations. He was held on $1 million bail. His wife also faces child endangerment and drug charges. She is currently out on bail.

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Desiree Bowie is a writer and movie lover from Los Angeles, California. Follow her on Twitter @dangerbowie